BELIEVE IT OR NOT. . . - page 3

This is a variation of the older thread "Did you know...", or "Do you know...". I thought that thread was a lot of fun, and feel there are still so many odd or funny things going on in the world... Read More

  1. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    I wrote a few sentences for the story but deleted them.
    Oh, what an ol' grey poupon you are! What's a few sentences between friends?

    amoLu! I didn't see; my goodness gracious, I'll have to go hunting now...or am I there already?
    By the way, jump right in because I can't decide which-where to take things. I had a few possibilities but couldn't FLESH them out.
    Lot's goin'on here, mostly at the periphery of my life, thank goodness. But it has been a distraction.

    HAVE AT IT!
  2. by   amoLucia
    toomuchbaloney (and any others out there) - join the soap opera thread!!! Just go with it. A couple paragraphs or maybe more. Make up your own character, tag on to one already there. Travel to secret hideaways! Be dramatic; be silly; whatever!

    It really is fun to use 'soap opera-y words'. I have a new word that I'm just 'waiting with agonizing anticipation and holding my breath' to use.

    You just edit and add and rearrange.

    NSIME - they edited out the 'soapy' entries from 'exaggerated' and started a separate thread, 'The Breakroom Collective Novel'.

    I think there's a picture as you open up the blueroom side. I was thinking to the heroine more of a sultry brunette rather than a blonde!
    Last edit by amoLucia on Nov 2
  3. by   Davey Do
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    Yesterday I read on line that there is going to be a 2018 concert tour in the UK..."ROY ORBISON, LIVE onstage" . . .via his holographic image
    Wow! That sounds as exciting as "Disney on Ice"!

    disney-on-ice-
  4. by   Davey Do
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    There was a four car accident at 4:30 AM. A large black cow was standing in the middle of the road, in the rain and fog. The first car hit it and bumped it toward the east lane, the second car hit it and bumped it into the west lane. The third car was a jeep, which ran over the cow and subsequently flipped over, landing upside-down on it's roof.
    The only one hurt was the 750 lb cow, which died at the scene.
    cows2-jpg
  5. by   Davey Do
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    A large black cow was standing in the middle of the road, in the rain and fog.
    Maybe the cow's name was Del Shannon?

    black-cow-jpg
  6. by   Davey Do
    Quote from No Stars In My Eyes
    A large black cow was standing in the middle of the road, in the rain and fog. The first car hit it and bumped it toward the east lane, the second car hit it and bumped it into the west lane. The third car was a jeep, which ran over the cow and subsequently flipped over, landing upside-down on it's roof. The fourth car didn't see the accident(s) and hit the first car without touching the brakes.
    Geez! You wouldn't think a black cow could do so much damage!

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  7. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    And the saddest, funniest thing is that it's all TRUE!

    Love how you interpret the gnus, Davey!
  8. by   amoLucia
    I know this is more on the solemn end of the post's spectrum - heard a news snippet the other day.

    Puerto Rico has restored 46% of its electric power. Since Hurricane Marie 2+ months ago, 46% electric restored. YIPPEE!!! NOT!!!

    I am being VEERRRRY SARCASTIC here.

    Isn't it sad that 2 months later people were cheering when the electric powered up. US citizens still struggling ...

    And it's Thanksgiving coming up. I guess there's some things we have to be thankful for.
  9. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    I get this newpaper, Funny Times...lots of cartoons and amusing articles by comic writers.

    There's this one cartoon by Chris Monroe, dated June 2016, which he titled "Squirrels In The Parks / A Bit 'o' History" I hope I am not breaking any rules or laws by passing along some of what he wrote, but I found it quite interesting, as in, Why, I never knew that!!!

    "Squirrels were introduced into U.S. City parks in 1847 in Philadelphia's Franklin Square. 3 gray squirrels. People wanted nature in the urban environment, but not the attacky kind.
    Before that, squirrels mostly avoided cities.
    Almost all of their previous human interactions involved bullets, arrows, and booby-traps. (and they knew about stew.)
    So they were provided with food and nesting boxes. Boston and New Haven soon put squirrels in their city parks, too.
    People loved feeding them. They loved to be fed. New recipes for nutty treats abounded. The 19th Century was pretty boring as far as entertainment went.
    Eventually their dependency on humans became a problem. The New Haven squirrels got so obese that they were losing their balance and falling out of the trees. It was upsetting for everyone, especially the squirrels. The fat, broken, clueless squirrels.
    Humans view of them as adorable beggars changed and they began to get blamed for a lot of things that weren't their fault:
    Eating fish in parks' ponds, destroying flora, being a nuisance, not fending for themselves, being flea bags.
    They tried then to wipe them out. But it was too late. They spread throughout the towns."

    Huh! Whaddya know!
    Sad for those "tree-rats", isn't it?
  10. by   NurseCard
    Believe it or Not... because there were some posts earlier about strange
    animal encounters... someone even mentioned cows...

    So, I was driving home from work one morning, after my 7p-7a shift..
    the road that I was on is a US four lane highway, 127. I was driving
    north... when I saw something big and black, actually three somethings,
    just laying on the side of the road, dead. Now, it's not unusual
    to be driving along and see something lying dead on the side of
    the road. But these were THREE, BIG dead somethings, laying on
    the side of the road. Big black somethings, I actually thought
    they were bears.

    I had to stop, turn around, and go back to see what these
    things were. Well, they were cows. Dead cows. So, WHAT
    were they doing just laying on the side of the road???

    My thought was, they had gotten sick, and the guy who
    owned a nearby farm killed them, and then just dumped
    them there. Unless there is some kind of dead cow pick-
    up service out there that I'm not privy to.

    I'd never seen anything like it before, and haven't since.
    This was almost 10 years ago.
  11. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from NurseCard
    Believe it or Not... because there were some posts earlier about strange
    animal encounters... someone even mentioned cows...

    So, I was driving home from work one morning, after my 7p-7a shift..
    the road that I was on is a US four lane highway, 127. I was driving
    north... when I saw something big and black, actually three somethings,
    just laying on the side of the road, dead. Now, it's not unusual
    to be driving along and see something lying dead on the side of
    the road. But these were THREE, BIG dead somethings, laying on
    the side of the road. Big black somethings, I actually thought
    they were bears.

    I had to stop, turn around, and go back to see what these
    things were. Well, they were cows. Dead cows. So, WHAT
    were they doing just laying on the side of the road???

    My thought was, they had gotten sick, and the guy who
    owned a nearby farm killed them, and then just dumped
    them there. Unless there is some kind of dead cow pick-
    up service out there that I'm not privy to.

    I'd never seen anything like it before, and haven't since.
    This was almost 10 years ago.
    Undoubtedly the work of ALIENS! Or VAMPIRES! Or the UNDEAD!
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Hey, I stepped in dog poop on the front porch this morning, and it was okay, because it was FROZEN SOLID! No muss, no fuss! I became a $h*t-kicker and dispatched it off the porch post-haste!
  13. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Today I stood in line at the Post Office for 23 minutes to buy one first class stamp. I was so glad not to be juggling multiple packages to mail and paying honking LARGE amounts of dollars for the best or the fastest...or both...postage, and insurance, and tracking, et al. I watched people filling out the various forms that accompany the mailing of a packages, and some of them being quite impatient that there were only two windows open.

    I practiced my patience and my posture, so I was multi-tasking, healthily.

    When I got to the window, I said, "Watch this!...One first-class stamp, please." People around me laughed and were envious of my rapid egress.

    There were 18 people waiting to get to the front of the line when I left.
    Christmas time! OY!

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